Man eats 52 lumpias in 10 minutes to win second annual lumpia eating contest in Houston, Texas
A Filipino restaurant in Houston, Texas, held its second annual lumpia eating contest during the Independence Day celebrations on July 4. The restaurant Be More Pacific: Filipino Kitchen & Bar hosted the competition with the aim of helping local small businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, reported Click2Houston. In the now-popular contest, seven participants representing different restaurants in Houston competed by consuming as many fried lumpia rolls as they could in under 10 minutes.news.yahoo.com
Texas Roadhouse CEO dies amid ‘unbearable’ post-COVID-19 symptoms, family says
Kent Taylor, the CEO and founder of the popular restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse, died on Thursday by suicide after going through “unbearable” COVID-19 symptoms, according to his family. Texas Roadhouse confirmed his death in a Facebook post, saying “We will miss you, Kent. Because of you and your dream of Texas Roadhouse, we get to say we [love] our jobs every day.”We will miss you, Kent. Because of you and your dream of Texas Roadhouse, we get to say we ❤ our jobs every day. Based out of Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse has over 600 restaurants in 49 states.
SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired restaurant, bar and hotel opening in Houston
(Nickelodeon via AP)HOUSTON – A SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired pop-up restaurant, bar and hotel is coming to Houston. Plethora Houston is anchoring the Rusty Krab Experience at the Hilton Americas-Houston at 1600 Lamar Street. The interactive event is set to feature its own version of the Krusty Krab and Mrs. Puff’s Boating School, dubbed the “Rusty Krab” and “Mrs. AdHere are the safety guidelines at the Rusty Krab Experience:1. Sneezeguards available throughout the restaurant and bar
Chris’s Coffee and Custard celebrates its grand opening in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – A new coffee shop in the Star City is creating opportunities one cup at a time. Chris’s Coffee and Custard held a ribbon ceremony Saturday to celebrate its grand opening. It’s a beautiful day here in Roanoke, VA! 🍦 Posted by Chris's Coffee & Custard on Saturday, March 6, 2021Her vision is to have a place where they can feel comfortable and feel like part of the community. To learn more about Chris’s Coffee and Custard, click here.
Chicago bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., boost capacity to 50%, Lightfoot announces
“We’ve been holding off on that just because we are short staffed for what we would need to function as a restaurant that serves full service inside, even if there is limited capacity,” Kwon said. Does the loss of revenue offset what it would take for us to hire on more staff? And does that put them at risk? Do we shut down for a few weeks if someone got sick with COVID? For us it’s about keeping our staff as safe as we can and to keep everyone employed.”chicagotribune.com
Police say deadly Martinsville shooting started inside the restaurant
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – On Thursday, police provided new information about a deadly shooting that happened at a Martinsville restaurant earlier this month. It was a fight inside the restaurant that led to shots being fired inside El Norteño on Church Street on Feb. 5., police said during a bond hearing for Rosario Eggleston. The 20-year-old man then continued shooting outside of the restaurant which then led to Keilo Martin, 23, and Shavon Reid, 33, being shot and killed and two others getting hurt, according to police. Eggleston currently faces several felony charges of aggravated malicious wounding, conspiracy to commit aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and willful discharge of a firearm in a public place resulting in death. [Two men charged after fatal Friday night shooting at Martinsville restaurant]Ad24-year-old Jamal Jenkins, who also faces charges in connection with the shooting, is being charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, willful discharge of a firearm in a public place resulting in death.
Texas restaurant draws fans with hilarious roadside messages
Texas restaurant draws fans with hilarious roadside messages A small Texas restaurant is gaining a global audience — not for what’s on its menu, but rather the message it sends every day. Janet Shamlian takes a look at El Arroyo in Austin, and the sign outside it that’s drawing admirers and serving up smiles.cbsnews.com
'We sadly have been hit hard’: The Homeplace Restaurant in Catawba closes indefinitely
Phones are ringing off the hook at The Homeplace Restaurant in Catawba. "Again, we don’t take it lightly.”Wingate said when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, small businesses across the country took a huge hit and The Homeplace was no exception. With the current social distancing and health restrictions in place, the restaurant just can’t afford to stay open. “Maybe when the restrictions are lifted and we can get our restaurant back at a better capacity, we are looking, you know, possibly, possibly, to reopen," said Wingate. The Homeplace Restaurant in Catawba shared an update on Facebook Monday night with news that the last day of business this year will be on Sunday.
Former ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ contestant joins Blacksburg restaurant team
BLACKSBURG, Va. – This chef impressed Gordon Ramsey enough to make it as a runner-up on Season 14 of Hell’s Kitchen, and now she’ll hopefully impress Blacksburg foodies with her culinary skills. Celebrity chef Torrence "T" Gregorie will be joining the Black Hen & Bar Blue team as a Chef Consultant. Luckily, the restaurant said in its special announcement that they will unveil this week’s menu on Thursday. Chef T used to run a restaurant in St. Paul called Ina + Forbes Restaurant, which she told WCYB was a tribute to her grandmother. Unfortunately, it closed permanently due to COVID-19.
What’s News Today: flu shot clinic, new restaurant
There’s a ribbon cutting for a new restaurant in downtown Roanoke. The restaurant, which was featured in Takeout Tuesday in April, serves breakfast and brunch. Carilion Clinic holds a drive-up flu vaccine clinic today. The Bedford Child Advocacy Center is holding an open house today. The open house runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mac and Bob’s reopens less than a month after restaurant fire
SALEM, Va. – A local favorite is back open after shutting down because of a fire inside the restaurant. Mac and Bob’s in Salem reopened weeks after an electrical fire burned part of the building. An employee saw the smoke early in the morning and the fire department said if it had happened overnight, there may have been no restaurant left. It only took 22 days to reopen after the fire and co-owner Bob Rotanz said that’s all thanks to the community. Rotanz said it’s been a rough few years from their lawsuit to the coronavirus pandemic, but they wouldn’t be here without the community’s constant support.
Danville seafood restaurant closes after 32 years
DANVILLE, Va. – A popular Danville restaurant is closing its doors after over four decades in the restaurant business. Mayflower Seafood Restaurant officials announced Saturday they are closing the business to retire and make memories with their growing family. This announcement comes after the restaurant has spent 32 years in Danville and 45 years in the restaurant business. In just four hours after the restaurant posted its goodbye, there were over 1,500 shares of the post and over 230 comments. Here is the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant’s full statement:
KFC putting ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ slogan on pause because of coronavirus
ROANOKE, Va. – Licking one’s fingers while eating isn’t the most hygienic advice right now and the fast-food restaurant that’s lived by that motto for 64 years agrees. Starting Monday, KFC suspended its iconic slogan because it “doesn’t quite fit the current environment,” according to the restaurant officials. KFC’s worldwide advertising will not include this language until further notice. Don’t worry, chicken lovers. The restaurant said the slogan will not be gone forever but it will come back “when the time is right.”A new slogan has not yet been announced.
Customer leaves restaurant staff $1,000 tip to thank them for working through the pandemic
CNN – The staff at a New Jersey restaurant that has been struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic were moved to tears after a regular customer left them a $1,000 tip. Arnold Teixeira, owner of The Starving Artist in Ocean Grove, told CNN the customer has been a regular since 2001. The note left with the $1,000 tip. It wouldn't be a good summer without the Starving Artist," the tipper added. At the end of the note, the customer asked that the $1,000 tip be divided amongst the entire staff.
For just $35,000, you could own a fully-stocked Bedford County restaurant
FOREST, Va. – Corner Burger owner Kent Wood is selling his three-year-old business. The restaurant is in the Food Lion shopping center near Route 460 in Bedford County. “You know we have a great business. It’s been a great business. Corner Burger is for sale.
Roanoke restaurant closes as employee tests positive for COVID-19
ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke restaurant has temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. Taste of Asia, on Franklin Road, announced the closure late Wednesday morning on Facebook. Taste of Asia is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. In accordance with CDC guidelines... Posted by Taste of Asia Franklin Road on Wednesday, June 10, 2020In accordance with CDC guidelines and the Virginia Department of Health, the restaurant will conduct another deep cleaning, which includes air-quality testing and disinfectingAs soon as the restaurant learned about its employee’s test result, it immediately closed and sent staff to be tested. Taste of Asia is now working with the Virginia Department of Health to determine when it is safe to reopen.
Restaurants reopen dining rooms as Virginia enters Phase 2
Ralph Northam, many restaurants have reopened their dining rooms. Under Phase Two of reopening, restaurants’ dining rooms are limited to 50% capacity. On Friday at 4:30 p.m., the Nawab Indian Cuisine’s dining room opened. A few doors down at Benny Marconi’s, leadership is still deciding whether or not to open its dining room. Fontanarosa said he expects the dining room to open within the next two weeks.
Group protests outside Lynchburg restaurant for its support of Jerry Falwell’s mask tweet
LYNCHBURG, Va. – A group of protesters showed up to a Lynchburg restaurant on Sunday. Later, however, the protesters used the opportunity to protest the police treatment of African Americans. People gathered outside Fifth and Federal Station after the restaurant responded to a tweet by Liberty University President Jerry Falwell. The restaurant supported Falwell’s tweet using the blackface photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook on a face covering, asking if it could have them for its employees. — Fifth & Federal (@Fifthandfederal) May 27, 2020The business has since issued a statement apologizing to anyone who thought they were supporting racism.
Local restaurants taking steps to stop the spread of coronavirus
ROANOKE, Va. – Amid concerns over the coronavirus, some local restaurants are wondering if people may shy away from going out to eat and they’re taking extra steps to keep everything clean. 10 News checked in with restaurants all across the region, including some in Roanoke, the New River Valley, Lynchburg and in Southside. Evie’s Bistro and Bakery in Roanoke showed 10 News how its workers are adding to their cleaning regimen to do their part to prevent the virus from spreading. I just want to weather the storm and do whatever I can to make people feel comfortable,” Edman said. Many other restaurants are taking similar steps.
Salem staple Mac and Bob’s to be featured on the Today Show
SALEM, Va. – Mac and Bob’s in Salem is no stranger to media attention, but co-owner Bob Rotanz said the attention on Monday was surreal. A crew from the Today Show spent almost seven hours in the restaurant talking to Rotanz, his business partner and customers. With bankruptcy in the rear view mirror, Rotanz and customers are looking forward to the restaurant’s national television debut. A waiter prepares to serve customers their food at Mac and Bob’s on Monday, Feb. 17. “We can put it on our social media, on our website, ‘As seen on NBC’s Today Show,'" Rotanz said, laughing.